It was a short, simple press release, issued after the conclusion of a bitingly cold game at Rangers Ballpark. But it was enough.
Nolan Ryan is staying with the Texas Rangers.
Rangers fans rejoiced at Wednesday's announcement, which ended weeks of speculation about Ryan's tenure with the club. The Ryan Express will be tied to the Rangers organization for the foreseeable future.
For one, let's hope Ryan returns to the forefront of the organization. It was no fun for anyone when Ryan wasn't part of the press conference for Elvis Andrus' contract extension. We never got to hear Ryan give his blessing on Opening Day, either in Houston or Arlington.
Ryan didn't want to answer questions about his status, which was in question ever since the March 1 announcement that GM Jon Daniels would assume the title of President of Baseball Operations and Chief Operating Officer Rick George would be promoted to President of Business Operations.
Ryan, the team CEO, had also held the pre...